StumbleUpon

  • StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

    StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends

    5by, the video recommendation startup that became StumbleUpon’s first acquisition last fall, is relaunching its mobile apps for iOS and Android today with a slightly different focus: instead of only helping users find online videos that match their mood, 5by’s new apps are meant to encourage users to seek out videos for themselves, get a head’s up about the next viral… Read More

  • With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    With Its iOS Update, StumbleUpon Becomes A Mobile Chat App

    StumbleUpon, an older web brand still best known for its content discovery service that helps introduce web surfers to new and interesting websites (or maybe for getting bought, then sold again, by eBay), is now taking a big step to make its app more relevant for the mobile era. In an update to the StumbleUpon iOS app out now, the company is introducing social chatting. The chatting aspect is… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Gets A Redesign In Version 4.0 For Android

    StumbleUpon Gets A Redesign In Version 4.0 For Android

    StumbleUpon released version 4.0 of StumbleUpon for Android today, bringing a complete user interface overhaul, including navigation changes and a new way for users to find content. The design fits Google’s Android app design guidelines, with pages you can slide in from the left and right and a flat look that is has hints of Android L’s Material design. The drawer slide menu gets… Read More

  • In Its First Acquisition, StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by

    In Its First Acquisition, StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by

    Content discovery service StumbleUpon is announcing that it has acquired 5by, a video startup based in Montreal. The financial terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but the companies say the entire six-person 5by team will be moving to San Francisco to work out of StumbleUpon’s headquarters, where it will continue to develop 5by as a standalone product — so this… Read More

  • StumbleUpon’s Cody Simms To Depart, Replaced By New VP Of Product David Marks

    StumbleUpon’s Cody Simms To Depart, Replaced By New VP Of Product David Marks

    Content discovery service StumbleUpon is getting a new head of product. Chief Product Officer Cody Simms told me he will be transitioning to an advisory role with the company at the end of August. Meanwhile, David Marks (pictured), co-founder of content recommendation engine Lumia (where he served as both CTO and CEO, though not at the same time), joined StumbleUpon as its new vice president… Read More

  • Backed By Skype Co-founder Janus Friis, Futureful Launches On The iPad For Smarter Web Surfing

    Backed By Skype Co-founder Janus Friis, Futureful Launches On The iPad For Smarter Web Surfing

    If you’re a fan of content discovery veteran, StumbleUpon, or haven’t quite been sold by its new look, then you just might have some love for a new startup out of Helsinki, Finland, called Futureful. A product of Finland’s largest, seed-stage startup accelerator, Startup Sauna, Futureful has spent the last three years quietly building a predictive discovery engine that… Read More

  • Report: StumbleUpon’s Traffic Down 53% Since July

    Report: StumbleUpon’s Traffic Down 53% Since July

    New data from social plugin provider Shareaholic released today is showing a continued decline in traffic sent to publishers’ websites from StumbleUpon. According to traffic trends on its network, StumbleUpon’s traffic has declined by 53% since July and Twitter now outpaces StumbleUpon’s share of traffic by a slight 0.22%. Read More

  • The Forgotten Half Of Social

    The Forgotten Half Of Social

    Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is head of monetization at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff.
    Have we forgotten that being social means connecting with the people in your life? In today’s world of growth hacking and viral marketing, we have taken social to mean acquiring likes and followers so that we can post a photo… Read More

  • Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web

    Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web

    Veteran content discovery platform StumbleUpon has had a rough go of it over the last six months. In order to keep pace with sexy, young newcomers like Pinterest, StumbleUpon pushed a major redesign at the end of last year, introducing a new user experience and recommendation algorithms, as well as brand channels and a “Stumble” button, which took users to random (personalized)… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms

    StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms

    At The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, StumbleUpon, the veteran content discovery platform, will be announcing “its first major integration with Android,” says Co-founder Garrett Camp. What does that mean? Well, nearly as we can tell, Google is calling on a handful of apps at MWC to showcase the new integration possibilities (with Google+ and other Google products) that… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Brings Its Tablet Experience To Android, Optimizes UI Across All Its Mobile Apps

    StumbleUpon Brings Its Tablet Experience To Android, Optimizes UI Across All Its Mobile Apps

    Content discovery platform StumbleUpon, which just launched a much improved iPad app in August, now brings that same user experience to Android with the very first StumbleUpon app designed specifically for Android tablets (the app was previously only available for the Android phone). The app is ready for download in the Android Market here. The new StumbleUpon Android tablet has basically the… Read More

  • The iPad Was Built For Something Like StumbleUpon, Now They Have A Worthy App

    The iPad Was Built For Something Like StumbleUpon, Now They Have A Worthy App

    Since its inception, StumbleUpon has always been one of the most perfect lean-back apps. Long before anyone even used that term, the StumbleUpon toolbar took various pages on the web and allowed you to quickly jump between them to find new things of interest. This concept seems perfect for a device like the iPad. Unfortunately the app just wasn’t very good. Until today. StumbleUpon has… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Founder and CEO Garrett Camp

    StumbleUpon's Garrett Camp On What It's Like To Buy Back Your Company

    There aren’t many startup founders that have done what Garrett Camp has done. After selling content discovery service StumbleUpon to eBay for $75 million in 2007, Camp and investors decided to buy it back for a reported $29 million in 2009. After the initial series A that was folded back into the spinoff, Camp raised $17 million from August Capital, Accel, and others in a Series B just… Read More

  • Recommendation Engine StumbleUpon Stumbles Onto $17M From Accel, August Capital And Others

    Recommendation engine StumbleUpon has just announced a $17 million Series B round of funding, from Accel Partners, August Capital, DAG Ventures, First Round Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. StumbleUpon has had an interesting history, being snatched up by eBay  in 2007 and then bought back by its founders for a rumored $29 million plus in 2009. Currently the service has 14 million users and… Read More

  • The Age Of Relevance

    The Age Of Relevance

    What’s the Next Big Thing after social networking? This has been a favorite topic of much speculation among tech enthusiasts for many years. I think we are already witnessing a paradigm shift – a move away from simple social sharing towards personalized, relevant content. The key element of the next big thing is the increasing significance of the Interest Graph to complement the… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Sent 700M Pageviews To Other Websites In Dec, Is Growing 20% Monthly

    Social discovery service StumbleUpon made headlines yesterday when CEO Garrett Camp tweeted out that it had surpassed Facebook in terms of referral traffic on StatCounter. According to Statcounter, StumbleUpon is now responsible for 43% of all major social media site (StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Myspace and Digg) traffic on the 15 billion pageviews that the analytics… Read More

  • The Myth Of Serendipity

    Editor’s note: Henry “Hank” Nothhaft, Jr. is the co-founder and CMO of Trapit, a virtual personal assistant for Web content still in private beta that was incubated out of SRI and the CALO project (as was Siri, the conversational search engine bought by Apple). One of the most interesting concepts to emerge in media and tech lately is that of… Read More

  • StumbleUpon's Android App Discovery Feature: 1 Million Stumbles And Counting

    Discovery engine StumbleUpon recently announced App Discovery, a free beta feature of its Android app that basically suggests mobile apps based on a user’s individual interests and preferences and those of friends and like-minded users. Turns out people love to stumble, even on the go. Read More

  • StumbleUpon Video Finds TED And Hulu Content And Takes Surfing Social

    “People like stumbling videos more than webpages,” StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp tells us in explaining why the service has decided to revamp their video offering, which they’re doing tonight. While you’ve been able to stumble through videos for a couple of years now, they’re finally making the experience more social. And they’re adding two big names to… Read More

  • Tumbl.in Is StumbleUpon For Twitter

    Tumbl.in, a project started at our TechCrunch Hackathon during Disrupt, is a like a Stumbleupon for Twitter, allowing you to “stumble across” links shared in your Twitter timeline, your Twitter favorites and your Twitter lists. Created by UCSC student Suchit Agarwal and Blippy engineer Rahul Thathoo, what’s awesome about Tumbl.in is the same thing that drives Stumbleupon… Read More

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